, | 25 Jul 2023 | by GEM Spiritual Life


Prayer is fundamentally talking to God about what He and I are doing together.  

– paraphrased from Dallas Willard 

Prayer then includes conversation, talking, silence, listening and interaction around God’s desires (hence, what He and I are doing together). Prayer can be request, worship, meditation, listening, talking, etc. Generally, prayer is paying attention and responding to God and His interactions with us anywhere and anytime, as they align with His Word.  

Biblical references: Ex. 33:13; 1 Chron 4:10; Matt 6:9-13; 11:25; Mk. 1:35; Luke 6:12; 11:1-4; John 17; Acts 1:14, 2:42; Ro. 12:12; Eph. 1:18-21, 3:14-21, 6:18-20; Col. 4:2-4; 1 Thess. 5:16-18 

For more on prayer:  

Article: Five Misconceptions that Hinder Prayer by Richard Foster 

Course: Living Inside the Lord’s Prayer by Carolyn Arends 

Book: A Praying Life by Paul E. Miller